Passenger 57 1992

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A crackerjack security expert, John Cutter, finds himself on the same plane as a British master criminal who's temporarily in police custody. His henchmen have hitched a lift too and when they free him it's up to Cutter to save the day. Full of action and suspense.

Starring:
Wesley Snipes,Bruce Payne
Runtime:
1 hour, 20 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Action & Adventure
Director Kevin Hooks
Starring Wesley Snipes, Bruce Payne
Supporting actors Elizabeth Hurley, Bruce Greenwood, Robert Hooks, Michael Horse, Tom Sizemore, Alex Datcher
Studio Warner Bros.
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By j.r on 18 July 2011
Format: DVD
Passeger 57 was made in the wake of the successful Die Hard. This film is made with Die Hard 1 and 2 in mind. It also resembles other films which came later including Executive Decision, Con Air and Air Force One. All of these films have their good points and bad. Passenger 57 certainly does.
Passenger 57 good points- 1. Well staged action. 2.Wesley Snipes on good form. 3. A good Stanley Clarke music score 4. An early Liz Hurley role(playing a bad girl Xenia Onatop type).
Passenger 57 bad points 1. Between the action some awful cliche scenes. 2. Lots of cliches. 3. Tom sizemores in it. 4. Tom sizemores pointless part. 4. Boring cliche love interest.
Passenger 57 has dated bad. Its a film I remember enjoying a decade or so ago but now after watching it again I can't help but feel it's a bad unoriginal movie with no artistic merit. But then maybe with the exciting action scenes, charicature baddies and Wesley Snipes kicking butt, the film isn't so bad. Maybe.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By chelios1981 VINE VOICE on 12 Jun. 2012
Format: DVD
A direct rip off of Diehard, as was the trend in the 1990's action movie genre, this is an OK thriller.

Directed by Kevin Hooks who has made low budget action thrillers such as Fled (starring Stephen Baldwin) and Black Dog run (Starring Patrick Swayze), there is a little bit of style, some good stunts, and the occasional bit of humour.

Wesley Snipes plays John Cutter, a security expert caught on board a plane with terrorists taking over.

Bruce Payne plays the nasty British (Alan Rickman syle)villain with great witty lines as the lead terrorist, and is very good, sadly his career has not lead to bigger or better things.

Snipes whilst handling the action scenes well, does perhaps not deliver his lines with enough humour, like Bruce Willis did in Die Hard, or some of the action heroes in other Diehard clones.

The plot lacks a serious amount of logic, but that said the film is short in it's running time, quite pacy, delivers good fight scenes, a few gun shoot outs and a good explosion scene, so as an action film it delivers the goods, although the music score and fashion have dated it a bit.

Supporting cast includes Tom Sizemore and Elezebeth Hurly, both in early roles.

Overall a mixed bag, not quite great film making, not quite bad enough to be a 'B' movie, but not as good as other terrorist take over movies that were produced in the 90's, lacking the smart plotting of some of them, but still worth a watch if nothing else to do.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Corey Newcombe on 11 Feb. 2014
Format: DVD
John Cutter is a security expert, who is presently still mourning the death of his wife.

His friend, who works for an airline, offers him the job of chief of security, which he accepts.

He is then being flown to L.A. for the company's annual meeting, where he will be introduced as the new Chief of Security. But unfortunately for him, Charles Rane, a stoic and deranged terrorist, who was caught by the FBI and is also being flown to L.A. is on the plane.

And Rane's people are on board, who then takeover the plane but Cutter throws a monkey wrench into his plans....

Die hard on a plane with Wesley Snipes and a guy who is doing Alan Rickman on the cheap. The film lasts for about eighty minutes, and it's just silly dumb fun all the way through.

Payne is deliciously over the top as Rane, with lines such as 'There will be no pain' and a hatred for his father, he is the epitome of direct to video (at the time) bad guys getting upgraded to the big screen.

Between 1991 and 1994 and thanks to Die Hard, the majority of big screen bad guys were Brits, as our accent is just so evil.

Snipes is good, it's his best role as a good guy and he never really bettered this in a leading role (Blade doesn't count in my opinion)and commands the screen whenever he is on it.

Hurley is there for eye candy and is worthless, and Tom Sizemore is there for goodness knows what reason.

It's a fun Die Hard rip off that never out stays its welcome, and is as dated ad Snipes silly jeans.

Great fun.
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Format: DVD
In the era of "British actors are good at playing villains" (it still exists), this action thriller was made, the said character is international terrorist Charles Rane (played with ice cold menace by Bruce Payne) aka "The Rane of Terror.

Rane and his associates (Liz Hurley being one of them) take over the flight threatening everyone onboard : unknown to them, John Cutter (Snipes), has eluded capture, bad news for the terrorists, as Cutter is a counterterrorism specialist, who's on a business trip as an advisor.

Cutter - recently widowed - quickly alerts his colleague Sly Delvecchio (Tom Sizemore), and they both take action from their respective locations. Cutter is assisted by Marti Slayton (Alex Datcher) who was berated by Cutter during a 'mock hijacking', they form an alliance to defeat the criminals onboard.

With the FBI and the local police, all assist Cutter and Slayton in ending the threat : Rane's remaining associates are arrested or killed, then in their final (and brutal) confrontation, Cutter kicks Rane out of the plane whilst in mid air flight.

It maybe under 90 mins, but director Kevin Hooks (24, Prison Break), manages to pack a lot in the allotted time, "57" may not be everyone's favourite action thriller, but obviously it has a level of realism not seen in similar movies today.
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